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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,419 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Ford Five Hundred accessories - interior problems

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2006 Ford Five Hundred Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 272015

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • miles


Cluster constantly gives out, there is a recall in place for the 2005 version which has the same issue but not the 2006. The cluster has been replaced twice already, everything suddenly stops working have received numerous tickets at this point for going over the speed limit because of this issue all cluster gauges stop working there is no way to no how fast you are going.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #3

May 152012

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
Dash cluster malfunction for all gauges. At the time of malfunction, reverse lamps turn on. If malfunction occurs at night, dash illumination also shuts down. Gauges zero out, top out then flutter at zero. Have noticed airbag lamp on occasionally.

- Commerce, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012008

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Five hundred. While driving approximately 65 mph, a warning light message appeared on the instrument panel that read, "oil life zero percent change oil." The warning light was constantly illuminated; therefore, the contact could not read the odometer. He attempted to reset the failure, but the message remained. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for an oil change, but the vehicle was not repaired for this failure. The contact stated that the failure was very frustrating because it was critical to read the odometer. The failure mileage was 54,000 and current mileage was 54,750. Updated 07/15/08. Updated 07/15/08

- Desplains, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 132006

Five Hundred 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 675 miles
We have a 2006 Ford 500 which had the cvt transmission replaced after 4 weeks. The transmission continues to have a significant delay in engaging in reverse. My wife and daughter did not wait until the transmission engaged and have on occasion lurched backwards almost running over her little brother. With the front of the car on a decline the car will roll forward when in reverse until it engages and the user depresses the throttle. Olathe Ford and a factory rep. Inspected the vehicle and supposedly the vehicle is within specs. I don't think so, the car also whines when turning corners. I think the cvt transmission is out of specs. Ford doesn't use it anymore, nor do I want to. I have had many Ford, this will be my last if this isn't resolved to my satisfaction. The car also has the instrument cluster which intermittently goes out, windshield leaks water and air. Answer soon, I am going to BBB, NHTSA and Kansas consumer protection. This car is a lemon, I want a working one.

- Olathe, KS, USA

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